The brooding nature of the Blackchurch's northerly aspect, green tinge of vegetation and its soaring multi-pitch lines of less than perfect rock will repulse most and work as a magnetic draw to a few. In contrast the foreshore pinnacle of Blackchurch Rock itself is a haven of solid rock on its seaward face and is home to some classic pitches that should not be missed.


8 trad routes (VS...E5)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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    Sacre Coeur
    "Do not underestimate the pain that to be meted out by this route. After Sacre Co..." 22/Jun top50

    Loose Woman
    "Really worthwhile and definitely E1, albeit low in the grade. The crux move isn'..." 04/May

    Sacre Coeur
    "claiming two new routes that were done in 90's and 00's that were recorded on lo..." 25/Dec top50

    Sacre Coeur
    "Not sure if there is a 5c move on it, but a lot of hard 5b moves with nowhere to..." 27/Sep top50

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